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Analysis estimates more than 10 years of life are lost for each UK Covid death on average
More evidence against "they were going to die soon anyway" line.
The COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for increasing deaths globally.
Most estimates have focused on numbers of deaths, with little direct quantification of years of life lost (YLL) through COVID-19.
As most people dying with COVID-19 are older with underlying long-term conditions (LTCs), some have speculated that YLL are low.
We aim to estimate YLL attributable to COVID-19, before and after adjustment for number/type of LTCs.
Full paper: https://wellcomeopenresearch.org/articles/5-75
Banksy loses legal battle, puts his EU trademark at risk – all because of his anonymity
The renowned street artist can not keep intellectual property rights on his work as he could not be “unquestionably” recognized as its sole owner due to his complete anonymity, ...
China’s digital sovereign currency tests give it a leg up on global peers
Beijing’s ambition to create a digital yuan used globally underscores its attempts to prepare for the future of the international monetary system amid economic decoupling with t...
Oracle confirms it has a deal to become TikTok’s ‘technology partner’
Proposal comes just ahead of US President Trump’s threat to ban the video-sharing app on national security grounds; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the plan will undergo ...
China slams US ‘bullying’ of tech firms, unveils data security initiative
Foreign Minister Wang Yi condemns ‘global hunting’ of companies as he launches an initiative opposing data theft, mass surveillance and ‘back doors’ in devices.
Swiss region to take cryptocurrency for tax payments in 2021
A Swiss region that has billed itself as a hub for high-tech finance says it plans to accept cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether for tax payments starting next year
Experts dissected TikTok's algorithm and say a US buyer will struggle to replicate its magic
Anyone who buys TikTok will struggle to replicate the app's magic if the purchase doesn't include its recommendation algorithm, experts say. Technology experts told Business In...
Man, 90, learns to hold funeral prayers on Zoom
A man who helps grieving Hindu families has been holding prayers and ceremonies over the internet during the coronavirus lockdown.
Tech stocks slide as Wall Street goes into reverse
Stocks on Wall Street went into reverse on Thursday as shares in the five biggest US companies tumbled.
Technology and The ‘New Normal’: London Showcases How Tech Will Help Navigate Our Fast Evolving World
London Tech Week 2020 launches this week showcasing the best of global tech and how it will play a crucial role in helping us navigate the challenges facing our changing world.
Hong Kong's richest man holds an $11 billion stake in Zoom that makes up one-third of his total wealth
Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong's richest man, currently holds an 8.6% stake in video-conferencing app Zoom, worth about $11 billion
China puts drones and laser tech on restricted export list
About two dozen technologies now require government approvals and licences to be sold overseas.
Beware: the US-China technology war is about to burst the tech bubble
Tech stocks are overvalued, thanks to central banks. And as the impact of the US-China tech war becomes increasingly obvious and the pandemic cools demand for hi-tech goods, a c...
Ant Group’s mega IPO will reward staff and early investors, including the businesses of two of Hong Kong’s wealthiest families
The Lis and Tungs invested in Ant Group in the fintech company’s US$14 billion private-equity funding round in 2018 before it filed its dual-listing application on Shanghai’s St...
Despite crackdown, Airbnb says it can help Hong Kong tourism bounce back faster when Covid-19 subsides, has no plans to exit city
Struggling amid travel shutdown, homeowners who use app also at risk of dramatically increased fines and jail terms when new law takes effect
Rise of Chinese AI and quantum computing threatens American military tech, says report for US Congress
However, China’s strength decreases the further the conflict arena is from the mainland: defence expert.
London firms should test their staff for drugs, says mayoral candidate
Every business with more than 250 employees should conduct random drug tests on their staff and share the results publicly, the Tory London mayoral candidate has said.
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s Three-Year Fight Against ‘Fake Sites And Fraudsters’ Online
Sir Richard Branson has a cybercrime problem. It costs victims millions of dollars and ruins the lives of ordinary people. But he’s not the perpetrator.
Algorithm used to set A-level grades 'unlawful'
The algorithm used to downgrade thousands of A-level results in England was "unlawful", Labour have claimed.
Sky Is No Limit: UK Company to Mine An Asteroid Worth $13 Trillion
The Asteroid Mining Corporation aims to advance human progress and civilisation by bringing the world the Third Industrial Revolution, and mining asteroids is part of its plan t...
National security law: Google urges Hong Kong police to use ‘diplomatic procedures’ for data requests
Tech giant’s move will make it more difficult for the Hong Kong government to collect data. Google spokesman says that following the activation of the legislation it has not pro...
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